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Dealing with depression after a work injury

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Being injured at work can negatively affect every aspect of your life. If you become physically injured, your mental health will almost certainly be impacted, because the loss of independence, stress and physical pain is bound to take a toll. Dealing with negative thoughts and a sense of hopelessness does not mean that you are weak — it simply means that you are human and you are going through a tough time.

It’s important that you do not ignore signs of depression. If you’re stuck at home due to your injury and constantly worried about your future physical and financial health, you may start to feel down and stop enjoying things that you used to. Make sure that you share your thoughts with your loved ones and that you speak to a medical professional about what you are going through. The following is an overview of how to deal with depression after a work injury in a proactive way.

Remember that all necessary medical attention will be covered by workers’ compensation

If you can show that your feelings of depression are directly linked to and brought on by your work injury, you should be able to claim back compensation for therapy and prescriptions as part of your claim. Therefore, you should never hesitate to seek medical or psychological attention because of the fear of the bills.

Depression is a highly treatable condition

Depression is a disease that can target anyone. While it may be minor in some people and more severe in others, it can always be managed and treated to some extent, often with highly successful results. Therefore, just as you would seek medical attention if you have a broken leg, you need to take action so that you can be given the appropriate treatment and start to feel better.

Dealing with an injury that occurred at work can be tough. Make sure that you take action to gain back the damages that you deserve by making a workers’ compensation claim.